Co-benefits of Heritage Protection and Urban Planning

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Land Planning and Landscape Architecture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2024 | Viewed by 1317

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Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Interests: sustainable tourism; place branding; visitor experience; well-being
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Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: urban recreational space; heritage tourism and visitor perception

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Dear Colleagues,

Heritage is a precious non-renewable resource with rich historical, scientific, artistic, social, and cultural values. The acceleration of urbanization undoubtedly provides a rare opportunity for heritage protection and utilization. Responding to practical needs, relevant studies have been conducted. The combination of heritage protection and urban planning, not only improves the cultural appeal of the city but also solves the problem faced by heritage renewal. The mutually beneficial relationship between heritage protection and urban planning has established itself as one of the most vibrant fields of human geography study today.

The goal of this Special Issue is to collect papers (original research articles and review papers) to give insights into the mutual promotion of heritage conservation and urban sustainable development. We widely invite the submission of articles that foster discussion on the natural and cultural heritage reuse and utilization in the context of urban geographical dimensions.  Conceptual or theoretical constructs, original quantitative and qualitative research, local, regional, and international case studies, and research focusing on heritage planning, products, and services, stakeholders, as well as exploring urban heritage systems can be addressed.

This Special Issue will welcome manuscripts that link the following themes:

  • Digital technologies in urban heritage management;
  • Urban heritage reuse and planning;
  • Urban regeneration;
  • Smart cities and cultural sustainability;
  • Policies and governance of urban regeneration;
  • Case studies of urban heritage utilization.

We look forward to receiving your original research articles and reviews.

Prof. Dr. Jiaming Liu
Prof. Dr. Linsheng Zhong
Dr. Chung Shing (Johnson) Chan
Dr. Shuying Zhang
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Keywords

  • urban heritage
  • urban regeneration
  • stakeholders
  • policy
  • protection of urban heritage
  • heritage tourism

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Canal Heritage Tourism Utilization Models: Experience and Inspirations from the Grand Canal (Beijing Section)
by Shuying Zhang and Wenting Yu
Land 2024, 13(6), 860; https://doi.org/10.3390/land13060860 - 15 Jun 2024
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Tourism utilization is an important means for revitalizing canal heritage. Exploring the utilization models of canal heritage tourism is the prerequisite to realizing the sustainable development of canals. Based on previous studies, this study defines two important models of community concentration and corridor [...] Read more.
Tourism utilization is an important means for revitalizing canal heritage. Exploring the utilization models of canal heritage tourism is the prerequisite to realizing the sustainable development of canals. Based on previous studies, this study defines two important models of community concentration and corridor expansion. Through an empirical comparison of the Old City section and the Tongzhou section along the Grand Canal in Beijing, this study systematically explores the theoretical mechanism and law of the differences between the two models of tourism utilization. Utilizing a collection of the literature, field investigations, and in-depth interview data and using the theory of a figure-ground relationship, this study discusses the characteristics of the two models of canal heritage tourism utilization and the reasons for their differences. The results reveal that community-concentrated and corridor-expanded models show great differences in the development process, heritage and tourism resources, and spatial organization. The formation of the differences results from location, economic, cultural, ecological, and accidental factors as the driving forces and the continuous self-adjustment of the areas along the canal. This study provides theoretical constructs and policy recommendations for optimization and sustainable canal heritage development. Full article
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The Practice Characteristics of Authorized Heritage Discourse in Tourism: Thematic and Spatial
by Yang Jin, Bing Hou and Xiang Kong
Land 2024, 13(6), 816; https://doi.org/10.3390/land13060816 - 7 Jun 2024
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Under the influence of tourism and globalization, heritage production presents a new landscape. As a crucial framework for interpreting heritage, Authorized Heritage Discourse (AHD) has profound significance in discussing its practice characteristics in this context. Taking cities along the Jiangsu–Zhejiang section of the [...] Read more.
Under the influence of tourism and globalization, heritage production presents a new landscape. As a crucial framework for interpreting heritage, Authorized Heritage Discourse (AHD) has profound significance in discussing its practice characteristics in this context. Taking cities along the Jiangsu–Zhejiang section of the Grand Canal as a case study and drawing upon policy text, this study explores the practice characteristics of AHD in the tourism context. Results indicate that the thematic practices of AHD encompass protection and management, ecological construction, cultural production and inheritance, touristification, infrastructure and services, and marketing and cooperation, forming a clustering pattern with touristification as the central theme. The spatial characteristics manifest as multi-scale practices ranging from global to regional to local, each corresponding to diverse thematic characteristics. This study deepens the understanding of AHD in tourism and advances the research progress of heritage tourism. It also provides practical references for the utilization of urban heritage and the management of heritage tourism. Full article
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